A child’s first dental visit should be around their 1st birthday.
You can help make your child’s appointment a success by explaining to the child that fun things will happen at the dental office, encourage the child to ask questions and reassure the child that the dentist and the staff are very friendly.
It is important to take care of baby teeth because they are crucial for:
- Speaking and speech development
- Jaw development
Baby teeth are also placeholders for permanent teeth. If these permanent teeth develop in a mouth that is unhealthy, they are likely to become decayed as well.